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HCM City (VNA) – The German Consulate General in HCM City on October 8 held a ceremony marking the 26th anniversary of Germany’s Unification Day (October 3, 1990-2016).

Speaking at the event, Tran Vinh Tuyen, Vice Chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee, congratulated Germany on the achievements it has attained in the past years and expressed his pleasure with the fruitfully developing cooperation between Germany and Vietnam, including HCM City.

HCM City is proud of making contributions to constructing and developing the friendship and strategic partnership between Vietnam and Germany, he said.

The city is not only Germany’s leading trade partner but also a venue for many typical cooperation programmes between the two nations, he said, adding that it also serves as a bridge for Vietnamese and German enterprises.

On his part, Germany Consul Ggeneral Andreas Siegel spoke highly of the progressing relationship between Vietnam and Germany. Germany is Vietnam’s largest trade partner in Europe while Vietnam is an attractive destination for German investors.

HCM City plays an important role in fostering Vietnam-Germany relations as it houses key joint projects like the German House and the Vietnam-Germany University, he said.

He vowed that the German Consulate General will try its best to speed up the implementation of projects signed between the two countries, thus actively contributing to developing their strategic partnership.-VNA